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The Weather in Dubai in July

Updated: April 23, 2024

This post summarizes the July weather in Dubai, with tips on what to wear, as well as things to do.

As local tour guides, we know that July is one of the best times for walking tours, because there's usually a lot of great, sunny weather.

And I am not just a tour guide. I'm also a retired meteorologist who has found a new way to put my experiences to work.

July is extremely hot with about 26-28 days considered very humid.

How Hot Is Dubai in July?

Daytime high temperatures tend to be around 40-41 C (104-106 F) with a few of the warmest afternoons reaching around 43-45 C (109-113 F). 

The record high temperature in Dubai during July is 49.0 C (120.2 F).

Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be very warm, generally 28-30 C (82-86 F) with a couple of mornings dipping down to around 26C (78-79 F).

The record low temperature in Dubai during July is 19.4 C (66.9 F). 

Does It Rain in July?

During July you should expect about 14-15 mostly sunny, 2-4 partly sunny, and 13-14 mostly cloudy days.

Rainfall is rare, occurring only about once every other year, however, you should expect blowing sand or dust on about 22 days this month. 


The number of daylight hours decreases slowly from about 13.8 hours on the 1st to about 13.3 hours by the 31st. 


Wind speeds during this month tend to be light to gentle, averaging 6-19 kph (4-12 mph).

Ocean Temperatures

The beach may be a good way to get some relief from the July heat as the ocean temperatures, although warm at around 31-33 C (88-92 F), are still cooler than the very hot daytime air temperature.

What to Wear in Dubai in July?

Hot summer weather prevails this month but always wear clothing that covers your shoulders and your knees.

Dress in light, airy fabrics that will keep you cool but do not wear clothes that are too tight or too revealing for both men and women.

Women should wear loose-fitting dresses and tops and trousers. Skirts should be knee-length or longer, and shorts should be avoided.

It's best to avoid wearing any sleeveless shirts, sleeveless dresses, mini-skirts, and short shorts. 

Also don’t forget to bring sunglasses, a sun hat, and sunscreen.

Things to Do in Dubai in July

Since this is one of the hottest times of the year to visit Dubai, you might want to think about avoiding the outdoors as much as possible.

That said, there will likely be plenty of pay-what-you-want Dubai walking tours to take during the month of July.

If you're trying to beat the heat, there are a few different waterparks you can visit including the LEGOLAND Waterpark and Aquaventure.

You might also want to consider an indoor activity such as a visit to the Dubai Aquarium or the Lost Chambers Aquarium.

Alternatively, you can also wait until the heat dies down a bit at night and enjoy an evening dinner cruise.

For even more ideas, make sure to check our post covering things to do in Dubai.

Fred Pickhardt   
Ocean Weather Services 

About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
Updated: April 23rd, 2024
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